John Hoyt Jiles, Jr.
Sep 22, 1933 - Jan 12, 2014
Macon, GA- John Hoyt Jiles, Jr., 80, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 12, 2014. The family will receive friends from 10:00 - 11:00am, prior to an 11:00am funeral service on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray. Rev. Mark Hudgins will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Gray.
Mr. Jiles was the son of the late John Hoyt Jiles, Sr. and Georgia Meadows Jiles. He was born on September 22, 1933 in Cochran and had lived in Middle Georgia for his entire life. Mr. Jiles was a 1950 graduate of Cochran High School and attended Middle Georgia College and Berry College. He joined the United States Army and served with honor as a veteran of the Korean War. Upon his return to civilian life, Mr. Jiles attended Mercer University and began his professional career, retiring from the banking industry after thirty-eight years, having worked for C&S Bank for twenty-three years, Liberty Bank, BEI Consulting and Wachovia Bank. He was a devoted member of Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon, a family man and he valued the lifelong friendships that he had made. Mr. Jiles was also a member of the Macon Jaycees, was involved with the Ocmulgee Little League Baseball, Middle Georgia Bass Masters, the Jonesco Academy Board of Trustees and the Macon Motor Boat Club. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jiles was preceded in death by his wife: Mildred Naomi Johnson "Millie" Jiles, to whom he was married for fifty-two years.
Mr. Jiles is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Charlotte and David McCuen; sons and daughters-in-law: Doug and Renee Jiles and Greg and Carolyn Jiles; grandchildren and spouses: Ashley Jiles, J. D. and MaryBeth Jiles, Christen and Shannon Thompson, Lauren and Jay Austin, Kyle McCuen and Kayla McCuen; great-grandchildren: Cayden Thompson, Grayson Thompson, Cohen Thompson, Walker Austin and Georgia Jiles; and by his companion and friend: Shirley White.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbish Road, Macon, Georgia 31210.
The family may be contacted at the residence.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at: www.bridgesfh.com.
Published in The Telegraph from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2014